Talib Graves-Manns

Talib Graves-Manns

Wealth Innovation Fellow, Financial Security Program

Talib Graves-Manns is a Wealth Innovation Fellow with the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program.

An urban innovator, Talib draws on his vast expertise in technology, finance and real estate to build vehicles that launch, fund and help support Black entrepreneurial enterprises across the USA. From his time in Silicon Valley to the Aspen Institute and in the Research Triangle, Talib combines his experience in the corporate world with his accomplishments as a serial entrepreneur.

He served as a Google Entrepreneur-in-Residence (2015–2017), founded a CDFI-backed HBCU Entrepreneurship Center, designed an education and career readiness non-profit called Knox St. Studios, and built from the ground up Black Wall Street Homecoming, an organization that connects black-owned businesses with the venture capital, start-up capital, and equity capital need to connect and thrive.

In his work with Partners in Equity, Talib concentrates his energy on securing owner-occupied real estate and supporting ownership within the historically overlooked Black entrepreneurial ecosystem across the USA., whether it be in the tech space or with Main St. brick-and-mortar businesses. Talib Graves-Manns serves as Managing Partner– Partners in Equity, Founder & Executive Director– Knox St. Studios, Co-Founder, Autopilot Worldwide, and serves as a ResilNC Fellow as well as Planning Commissioner for the City of Durham.